And if the writers of Star Trek: Voyager had any foresight or talent, the character beats in "Extreme Risk" would have either happened much earlier or been alluded to throughout the rest of season four. Alas, neither.
They probably had the foresight and the talent.
But every time they'd even think about it, Berman would rap their knuckles with a wooden yardstick.
The punishment for Thoughtcrime does not include death, it is death.